In loving memory of

William "Bill" Lindgren
July 15, 1944 - April 29, 2019

Funeral services for William "Bill" Lindgren will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 4, 2019, at the First Presbyterian Church with Pastor Walter Reemtsma officiating. Burial will be in the Riverview Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Friday, May 3, 2019, at Oakcrest Funeral Services in Algona.

William Ward Lindgren was born July 15, 1944, in Sergeant Bluff, Iowa, the son of Conrad and Alliene (Baker) Lindgren. He grew up and attended school, graduating from the Sergeant Bluff Luton High School in 1962. Bill served in the National Guard before continuing his education at Iowa State University, where he graduated with an Ag Business Degree in 1966.

On August 5, 1967, Bill was united in marriage to Ruth Geerdes in George, Iowa. After their marriage they lived in Slater where Bill was working. They later moved to Algona where Bill started a wholesale chemical company. From there Bill started four different companies, upon selling them he started farming his own land full time and found his true passion. He was involved with the farming until his death.

Bill loved the time he was able to spend with his family, especially his grandchildren, as they were always looking for the next adventure. He also enjoyed the time he was able to spend farming, hunting, fishing, playing cards, making maple syrup, gardening, traveling and boating with family and friends. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church where he had served as a Deacon in the past.

Bill died Monday, April 29, 2019, at the Kossuth Regional Health Center in Algona, Iowa. He was 74.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth of Algona; daughters, Angie and husband, Scott Bleich of Ames; Jill and husband, Al Witt of Osage; grandchildren, Sophia, Logan and Alexis Bleich; Addy, Riley, Regan, Ava and Reece Witt. Also surviving is a sister, Janis and husband, Boyd Harman of Glenview, IL; brother, Jerry and wife, Doris Lindgren of Sioux City.

He was preceded in death by his parents.


Bill and Joyce Rahm and family wrote on May 5, 2019:

"Ruth, Angie, Jill and family So sorry to hear of Bills, passing. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time. Sincerely, Bill and Joyce Rahm and familh "

Mark Croswell wrote on May 3, 2019:

"My condolences to the family. Bill was a great individual wth quick wit and wonderful sense of humor. We always appreciated pheasant hunting with Bill and the guys from Brush & Weed Control and his support for Don and the business. God Bless. Our prayers are with you. Mark Croswell, Nutrien Solutions"

Angie & Gary Schneider wrote on May 1, 2019:

"Angie and Jill, So sorry to hear of your fathers passing. U both have my thoughts and prayers and sympathy. Angie Ricke Schneider"

steve krapp wrote on May 1, 2019:

"I met Bill through Wayne T Hansen we crushed gravel in his pit and took a grove out of a farm that he bought he was raising melons at the Gravel Pit at the time we were crushing there so Bill would give us Melons to take Home they were the best.R.I.P My Friend you will be missed!! Steve Krapp!!"

Laura Vileta wrote on May 1, 2019:

"Bill was the first boss I ever had when I first moved to Algona. He was a great role model, hard worker, kind soul, friendly smile and all around great guy. He will always hold a special place in my heart. -Laura Vileta"

David and Judy dunn wrote on May 1, 2019:

"Bill was always ready for an adventure: be it by himself, with Ruth and family or friends. Love to all. David and Judy Dunn "

Chris 'Red' Adams wrote on May 1, 2019:

"Angie and Scott my friends, sorry to hear of Bill's passing. My prayers go out to you and your families! "

William Steven wrote on Apr 30, 2019:

"So very sorry for your loss sending prayers of comfort. "

Karl Omdahl wrote on Apr 29, 2019:

"My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Lindgren family. With deepest sympathy, Karl Omdahl"

Jennifer Del Pino wrote on Apr 29, 2019:

"My condolences to the Lindgren family; blessings of comfort. Jennifer del Pino Smithfield Foods"